Patent Number: 8,871,990

Title: Process for the conversion of ethane to aromatic hydrocarbons

Abstract: A process for producing aromatic hydrocarbons which comprises (a) contacting ethane with a dehyroaromatization aromatic catalyst which is comprised of about 0.005 to about 0.1% wt platinum, an amount of an attenuating metal which is no more than about 0.02% wt less than the amount of platinum, from about 10 to about 99.9% wt of an aluminosilicate, and a binder, and (b) separating methane, hydrogen, and C.sub.2-5 hydrocarbons from the reaction products of step (a) to produce aromatic reaction products including benzene.

Inventors: Lauritzen; Ann Marie (Houston, TX), Madgavkar; Ajay Madhav (Katy, TX)

Assignee: Shell Oil Company

International Classification: C07C 15/00 (20060101); C07C 15/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00